Russell Child Development Center is a community based not-for-profit organization. 

RCDC is the umbrella agency for seven early childhood programs in 19 Southwest Kansas counties.

I cherish the time spent with coworkers and the friendships I have developed over the last 26 years. I'm proud to have been a part of such a dedicated staff that provides such a valuable service to many

children and families in Southwest Kansas. Knowing that I may have been a part of a family or child's success has brought me the greatest joy. Whether it's a family enjoying mealtime because their child is now eating along with them, a child is running and playing with his siblings in the yard for the first time, or a child and parent is excited about going to preschool with peers their age-all of these are what I'm most proud of. It has been a privilege.

-Christine Schmidt OTR

Please join us in wishing Christine Schmidt well in her newest adventure, RETIREMENT!

If you would like to send Christine a card, we'll be sure she gets it!

RCDC/Christine Schmidt

2735 N Jennie Barker Rd

Garden City, KS 67846

RCDC has partnered with Carriage Crossing of Yoder, KS, to bring you freshly baked pies! The fundraiser will take place during the month of March. Your purchased pies will be available for pickup at our Garden City location on April 15th. There are 23 flavors to choose from. Each pie cost $15.  Order yours today!

Contact Us
Russell Child Development Center

2735 N. Jennie Barker Rd, Garden City, KS 67846

Local: 620-275-0291

Fax: 620-275-0364

Office Hours: 

M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Our Mission
To lay a foundation of success for all young children and their families through high quality, inclusive services.